Homer and His Critics.
By: Myres, John.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: Homer: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©1958Description: 1 online resource (325 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317694694.Subject(s): Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Homer -- Criticism and interpretation -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Homer and His CriticsDDC classification: 883.0109 LOC classification: PA4037 -- .M974 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- PREFACE -- ABBREVIATIONS -- 1 HOMERIC CRITICISM: THE MEANS AND THE END -- 2 HOMER AND HIS CRITICS IN ANTIQUITY -- 3 FROM THE GESTE DE TROIE TO BENTLEY -- 4 POET AND PAINTER -- 5 FRIEDERICH AUGUST WOLF -- 6 GLADSTONE'S VIEW OF HOMER -- 7 THE EPIC OF THE SPADE: 1 HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN -- 8 THE EPIC OF THE SPADE: 2 THE HOMERIC WORLD -- 9 ULRICH VON WILAMOWITZ-MOELLENDORFF -- 10 JOHN LINTON MYRES -- 11 THE LAST DECADE -- INDEX.
Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most comprehensive and detailed. First published in 1958. The author gives greatest attention to those who made active use of Homer rather than passive, even if admiring, readers: Virgil because he wrote the Aeneid, Gladstone because he brought him to prominence in Oxford education, Wood because he sought out the geography and Schliemann because he dug for the kings. The emphasis is thus placed less on the purely academic critic than on the traveller and the innovative amateur. A valuable contribution to a subject of perennial fascination, this will be of interest to all students and teachers of the classics.
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